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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 22, 2011 8:04am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

and this is the type of Clapton I don't go out of my way to listen to. nicely written song, just doesn't do much for me.

this on the other hand, gives me chills all over it's so fucking good
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUpc0YNkkJ0

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 22, 2011 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

really? I'm the opposite. I like the laid back country feel shamlessly stolen from JJ Cale and others. I just bought 461 Ocean BLVD revisited and it's a live show not that album and it's great. The blues stuff he's known for is what I could care less about. Electric Blues pretty much bores the shit out of me because the rhythm section is a predictible vehicle whos only purpose seems to be to prop up constant look at how great my lead guitar solos are. Thats just me, Its not an enjoyable listen for me at all. Love acoustic blues but electric not so much

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

To be honest I've really shied away from Clapton's non-blues material over the years. I love 461 Ocean Blvd, but other than that I'm not very familiar with a lot of the later years, excluding live material.

My clapton listening is mostly excluded to '65 - '70, as well as:
Rainbow Concert from '73
24 Nights from '91
Unplugged from '92
One More Car, One More Rider from '02
Just One Night from '80
and the Crossroads festivals

I mostly go for the live material, and he tends to play mostly blues when performing on stage so I just don't have enough exposure to his other material perhaps. I never get tired of Clapton blues though. Might be because I've loved his music since I was like 9.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

I don't care for unplugged. The reason being that Hot Tuna played a lot of the same songs and in 92 they were still raw and much more believeable doing it

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

That's understandable. Love the tuna. Saw them at Mountain Jam this summer and they're still incredible.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

yeah but way too mellow anymore for me. Jorma is deferring all the solos to Barry and Jack is barely there. Thats the way I see it anyway. Theyve lost their edge big time and become an old folks band. They wont even play anyplace but the stuffy performing arts center up here where you have to sit the whole time and nobodys drunk. I can understand it from a musicians level but i miss when they tore shit up!

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 22, 2011 12:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

That's too bad. I never got to see them in the 90's so I was appreciative this year just to see them live.

And snori that makes perfect sense. The GD is the only band I will never grow tired of simply due to their vast catalogue.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

Jots - have you heard the recent (last few years) EC w/ John Cale collaboration? I've heard a tune or two on KPIG and dug it.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

wait you meant JJ CALE right? the road to Esconada or whatever ( know i spelled it wron but too lazy to look it up right now haha ). Not John cale from Velevet underground right? Ive heard it under the scanner at the local Freds but havent bought it. Long over due collaboration. Im sure Cale has made a lot more by having Clapton play some of his songs but he should, Clapton practically stole his whole style for awhile in the 70's. I love JJ Cale.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

no. wow really? that's an interesting combo. I did buy the Clapton/Winwood MSG CD after seeing the special on TV. And they definitely sound GOOD. Never could understand how Winwood lost it. Happens to the best of them. Clapton can churn out plastic albums but I know he still has it

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 22, 2011 3:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

Never could understand how Winwood lost it

What did he lose?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 22, 2011 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

the ability to make more than one album every 10 years and have that album be good?

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 23, 2011 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

Very few get to carry great throughout their whole lives.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 22, 2011 12:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

Yikes - I meant JJ, although come to think of it, that might be just as weird as Lou w/ Metallica ( a show I'll definitely go see in the bay area if and when...)

Seen John, not JJ, a couple of times. Always interesting.

JJ was in Santa Cruz a few months back but could not make it. Much regret. That album is pretty damn good (from what I've heard) and have to give EC props/credit/etc for shining his big freakin' light on JJ and ensuring JJ made some good cash of having his songs get massive airplay due to EC. JJ has said it's what kept him out of the poor house.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 22, 2011 1:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

yeah Lou w/Metallica that IS weird. New meaning to metal machine music huh? I hope it's goof. Lou hasnt done anything great in awhile that ive heard

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 22, 2011 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

I like this,

http://tinyurl.com/432byqc

For BD and others. You have probably seen this. A great moment between performer and audience. It sounds like a thunderstorm was headed their way fast!

"Drink absinthe in the park."

http://tinyurl.com/3mwaaom

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

Interesting points on electric and accoustic blues that I hadn't pondered before. That live 461 album sounds good, I'll hunt it down. I'm not trying to convert you to electric, but I haven't heard a blues song that knocked me out like this one. Check it out. Robert Cray sings Poor Johnny at Clapton's Crossroads festival a few years back. Something about Cray's voice that just does it for me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvqhN_7Bu8o

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Poster: rdenirojb87 Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:16am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

His voice is so soulful, I wish more people sang like this these days. If you like Cray I think you'll enjoy MIke Mattison's voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmgKEPVPyF0

check out around 4:48.

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Poster: wineland Date: Sep 22, 2011 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

If Derek Trucks will share the stage with Mike Mattison then he already has a leg up in my book. Great vocals!

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 22, 2011 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

I'm with you on that. Post Blind Faith I haven't enjoyed much Clapton. There are sparks of life such as the piece you linked, and some of the Winwood collaboration. I do rate him highly as a guitarist, but I have to take a break from him from time to time to appreciate him (if that makes sense).

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 22, 2011 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

Yeah, defn with you on the "break" biz, though truth is, I have been in a CREAM rut for ~ 2 yrs!

I think SDH and JOTS just noticed...

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 22, 2011 3:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Promises EC

Sounds way too high cholestorol for me - perhaps I'll try a String Cheese Incident rut for a spell.

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